Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” Stays #1 at Pop Radio; Shawn Mendes Hits #2

Taylor Swift and her “1989” tourmate Shawn Mendes claim the top two spots on Mediabase’s pop radio airplay chart.

Swift holds the top spot with single “Wildest Dreams.” The fifth “1989” single rules for a second week, this time courtesy the ~18,665 spins it received during the October 25-31 tracking week (-114).

Up two places, Mendes’ “Stitches” claims #2 on this week’s chart. It received ~17,272 plays within the official tracking week (+830).

The Weeknd’s “The Hills” (#3, = | ~17,091, -262), Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” (#4, -2 | ~16,761, -1,188), and Drake’s “Hotline Bling” (#5, +3 | ~11,356, +1,764) complete the top five.

“Hotline Bling” is making its first appearance within that region.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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